Leona Aglukkaq

On 2015-05-16, Evan Solomon interviewed Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq on The House on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio. He asked her straight-forward questions about Canada’s revised targets for greenhouse gas reductions. She repeatedly pretended not to understand the questions and rambled off babbling about completely unrelated matters, randomly quoting from press releases. She was so smug. She believed she outsmarted Mr. Solomon and her audience with this infantile dodge. I wanted to strangle her. It was as if she were giving me the finger in addition to stonewalling. I know politicians often pull this stunt. Politicians are so naïve if they imagine nobody notices they are dodging the questions. They should check the reaction. They may well be digging their political graves. We might forgive them if they said, I don’t know the answer or I am not prepared to answer that just now. That at least is honest and respects the audience.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)